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Addington School

Coronavirus Information

Last update: 2020-09-15

Update 15.9.20:  An update on testing for Coronavirus

 

Update 10.9.20: Reminder about what to do if your child has symptoms of Coronavirus

 

Update 4.9.20:  Information about dropping off and picking up from school

 

UPDATE 3.9.20 - letter from Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families.

 

Updates 2.9.20:

DfE Guidance - Education and childcare during coronavirus

SEND School Transport Covid 19 Guidance

 

Updates 1.9.20 - information sent by email to parents on 1.9.20:

letter dated 1.9.20 welcoming everyone back to school on Thursday 3.9.20

Information about car parking for parents

September 20 full opening protocols

Update 17.7.20 - email to parents giving information about returning to school in September

Update 16.7.20 -  Covid-19 Risk Assessment for September 2020

 

Please click links below for easy to read information about Covid -19:

Royal Berkshire Hospital Coronavirus Testing – This is an easy read document for people with learning disabilities that explains what will happen if you need to go the Royal Berkshire Hospital ‘drive-thru’ for a Coronavirus test. 

NHS Test and Trace Easy Read Posters - Poster 1  Poster 2  -  Poster 3

Welcome back to school video -

as more children are now returning to school, this video explains some of the measures that have been put in place to keep everyone safe at Addington

  

If you are a parent or carer and have an urgent enquiry, we have a set up a dedicated email address for you to contact the school: helpline@addington.wokingham.sch.uk

Professionals should use the normal office@addington.wokingham.sch.uk.

School is currently in Phase 2 of Reopening. This involves a gradual increase in the number of pupils. - please see latest information from school under section School Emails/Letters to Parents - the latest information is in bold

 

The Government today (19.5.20) announced that the Family Fund will receive funding of £37.3m in 2020-21. This includes £10m which has been allocated to help families in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. More details can be found here:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/37-million-to-support-children-with-complex-needs

 

The Family Fund provides grants to families on low incomes who have disabilities or severe medical conditions. You can find out more about the Family Fund here: https://www.familyfund.org.uk/

 

Click here for Government Guidance regarding re-opening of schools on 1 June.

Social Story about People Wearing Masks

 

Centre for Autism Covid 10 Resources

 

Ready made symbol resources about Covid 19 from Wigit.

 

Information about making your own face mask

 

 

Advice for parents about schools and education during Coronavirus

 

Free Digital book about the Coronavirus

A free digital book for children has been released which explains about the Coronavirus and is illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.  Please click here for further information.

 

Update (21.4.20) 

Government  guidance about children and young people with SEND and leaving their home more often than once a day.   If you need a hard copy of this letter, please contact our helpline - helpline@addington.wokingham.sch.uk

 

 

 

 

Protecting yourself from coronavirus...

Take steps to protect yourself

Illustration: washing hands with soap and water

 

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
 
Illustration: Woman quarantined to her home

 

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

man in bed

 

Stay home if you’re sick

 
woman covering their mouth when coughing

 

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
 
man wearing a mask

 

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
 
cleaning a counter

 

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
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School Emails/Letters to Parents

(latest in bold)

Update 15.9.20:  An update on testing for Coronavirus

Update 10.9.20: Reminder about what to do if your child has symptoms of Coronavirus

Information about dropping off and picking up from school

letter from Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families.

DfE Guidance - Education and childcare during coronavirus

SEND School Transport Covid 19 Guidance

Updates 1.9.20 - information sent by email to parents on 1.9.20:

letter dated 1.9.20 welcoming everyone back to school on Thursday 3.9.20

Information about car parking for parents

September 20 full opening protocols

Email to parents dated 17.7.20 giving information about returning to school in September

Covid-19 Risk Assessment for September 2020

Letter confirming Exemption from wearing masks on public transport

Email to parents dated 12.6.20 with Flowchart about Suspected or confrmed cases of Covid-19

Email to Parents dated 5.6.20 about Phase 2 Reopening of School 

Letter to Parents about protocol for Phase 2 Gradual Reopening of School 5.6.20

Minister Ford's letter to parents dated 30.5.20

Email to parents dated 22 May 2020

Letter to parents with updated government guidance - 13.5.20

Letter to parents (13.5.20)

Emailed letter from Sara dated 1.5.20

Ministerial letter dated 1.5.20

Covid-19 School Risk Reduction Strategies dated 1.5.20

Scams linked to COVID-19 Warning - 30.3.20

Letter to parents/carers from Sara Attra 27.3.20

 Letter to SEND families from the Under Secretary of State for Children and Families dated 24.3.20

Copy of an email to parents/carers regarding Home Learning and Communicating with school dated 24.3.20

Resources for Children in Symbols

Coronavirus returning to school social story

Coronavirus Social Story (Simple)

Coronavirus Social Story 2

Coronavirus Social Story 3

Handwashing Advice

Home/School Calendar

(cut and stick with your child to explain when they are at school or at home)